First pictures of Angelina Jolie as opera singer Maria Callas published

The actress ends a two-year hiatus with the film

by Jonas Reichel on October 10, 2023

This calls for a big comeback: Angelina Jolie returns to the big screen and will embody a legend of opera history in "Maria". In the course of filming, two pictures of Jolie in the role have now been released.

It has been two years since Angelina Jolie was seen in "Eternals" and "They want me dead". Now the actress is back with a rather unusual project, which is very different from her last blockbuster films: In the biopic "Maria", Jolie embodies the legendary opera singer Maria Callas.

The film is being directed by Chilean director Pablo Larraín, who has already created a cinematic monument to two important women in world history with "Jackie" and "Spencer". Now the celebrated star soprano is also to receive a cinematic realization of her life.

According to Deadline, filming will take place in Paris, Milan, Greece and Budapest and will start in the next few weeks. The script is by Steven Knight, who has already written for "Peaky Blinders" and "Taboo". In the course of filming, two pictures have now been published that present Angelina Jolie in the role of the opera diva: Thus, she wears both oversized glasses and a daring hat.

We are curious to see how the biopic will turn out. Director Larraín announced that he was very excited about the start of filming and that he hoped to bring the remarkable life and work of Maria Callas to audiences around the world.